Adult & Travel Vaccination

From Passport to Vaccines: Comprehensive Travel and Adult Vaccinations at SunMed Skin & Medical

Vaccinations are not only important for children but also for adults. They are crucial in safeguarding the health and well-being of individuals beyond their early years. At SunMed Skin & Medical, our team of highly skilled healthcare professionals specialises in providing a comprehensive range of adult vaccines and travel vaccinations. We understand the significance of prevention, particularly for individuals with weakened immune systems or underlying health conditions. So, whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter or simply someone looking to prioritise your health, our dedicated team is here to ensure your well-being remains in top shape. Let us take care of you! 

SunMed Skin & Medical: Your Trusted Family Doctor For Adult & Travel Vaccinations

At SunMed Skin & Medical, we understand the importance of adult and travel vaccinations in safeguarding your health, whether you’re planning your dream vacation or simply looking to prioritise your well-being.

Why Choose SunMed for Vaccinations?

As a trusted healthcare provider, we offer a comprehensive range of vaccination services. We’ll guide you seamlessly from preparations to essential vaccines, helping you stay protected against common diseases. With our dedicated team at SunMed Skin & Medical, you can rest assured that your health is in caring hands.

Adult Vaccinations At SunMed Skin & Medical

SunMed Skin & Medical administers several types of vaccines for adults, each designed to protect against specific diseases.

For adults, the following vaccines are commonly recommended:

  1. Influenza (Flu) vaccine: Recommended annually to protect against seasonal flu strains. 
  2. Tdap vaccine: Protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). 
  3. HPV vaccine: Helps prevent certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, which can lead to various cancers. 
  4. Pneumococcal vaccine: Guards against pneumonia, meningitis, and bloodstream infections caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. 
  5. Shingles (Herpes Zoster) vaccine: Recommended for individuals aged 50 and older to prevent shingles and its complications. 
  6. Hepatitis A vaccine: Protects against hepatitis A virus, which can cause liver infection and illness. 
  7. Hepatitis B vaccine: Prevents hepatitis B virus infection, a leading cause of liver disease.
  8. MMR vaccine: Provides protection against measles, mumps, and rubella. 
  9. Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine: Recommended for those who haven’t had chickenpox or received the vaccine in childhood. 
  10. Meningococcal vaccine: Guards against meningococcal disease, a serious bacterial infection. 

Please note that the specific vaccines recommended by our medical team for adults may vary based on factors such as your age, health conditions, travel plans, and personal history. 

H3: Traveller Vaccinations At SunMed Skin & Medical

Before you jet off to exotic lands, don’t forget to pack the ultimate travel essential: vaccination protection. Safeguarding your health against preventable diseases isn’t just a smart move, it’s often mandatory for entry into certain countries. At SunMed Skin & Medical we offer the following travel vaccinations: 

  1. Yellow Fever Vaccine: This vaccine is required for travel to certain countries in Africa and South America where yellow fever is endemic. It is important to check the vaccination requirements of your destination well in advance of your trip.
  2. Typhoid Vaccine: The typhoid vaccine is recommended for travellers to areas with poor sanitation and hygiene practices. It can be given as an injection or as an oral medication.
  3. Meningococcal Vaccine: This vaccine protects against meningococcal meningitis, a potentially life-threatening infection. It is recommended for travellers to areas with a high risk of meningococcal disease, such as the meningitis belt in sub-Saharan Africa.

Please note that the specific vaccines recommended by our medical team for adults may vary based on factors such as your age, health conditions, travel plans, and personal history. 

Travel & Adults Vaccination FAQs

What is the process for booking an appointment for vaccinations?

You can book your next vaccination appointment online or simply contact our friendly medical team at SunMed Skin & Medical if you have any questions before booking your next vaccination appointment.

Is it worth getting the influenza vaccine?

The flu can be serious for some people, it’s recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months has a flu vaccination every year.

How long does a hepatitis A vaccine last? How long does hepatitis B vaccine last?

Hepatitis A vaccinations usually consist of a single initial injection and a second dose six to twelve months later. You should be protected for at least 25 years with two doses.
Vaccines protect against hepatitis B for at least 20 years and possibly for life. Those who have completed the three-dose vaccination series usually do not need booster shots.

What is the cost of adult and travel vaccines?

Some of the Adult Vaccinations are Government Funded in Australia. General travel vaccinations vary in price from $35.00 – $160.00* each. Some very specific vaccines which are occasionally used for travellers going to high risk locations can cost a lot more. Please contact our clinic and we will help you with these costs with you before you decide whether to proceed with the recommended vaccination.

What are the common side effects of adult & travel vaccines?

Like any medical intervention, vaccines can have side effects. However, the majority of vaccine side effects are mild and temporary. Common side effects of adult and travel vaccines may include:
1. Soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site: This is a common side effect and usually resolves within a few days.
2. Low-grade fever: It’s not uncommon to experience a mild fever after receiving certain vaccines. This is a sign that the body is building immunity.
3. Fatigue or muscle aches: Some individuals may experience mild fatigue or muscle aches after vaccination. These symptoms typically resolve on their own.
Severe reactions to vaccines are rare. Serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, are extremely uncommon but can occur. It’s important to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about vaccine side effects with a healthcare professional.
If you experience a severe reaction, you should seek emergency medical attention.

How can I prepare for international travel vaccinations?

When planning your international trip, it’s crucial to be aware of the vaccination requirements and recommendations for your destination. Different countries have different disease risks, and some may require proof of certain vaccinations before entry. The Department of Health and Aged Care provides up-to-date information on travel vaccines and health recommendations for specific countries. It’s important to check their Immunisation for travel guides or consult with a travel medicine specialist well in advance of your trip to ensure you have the necessary vaccinations and health precautions in place. In addition to required vaccinations, there may be recommended vaccines based on the specific activities you plan to engage in during your trip. For example, if you’re going hiking in a rural area, you may need additional protection against diseases transmitted by ticks or mosquitoes. It’s important to remember that some vaccines may require multiple doses or take time to build immunity, so it’s best to start the vaccination process well in advance of your departure date.

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